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Antietam Changed Nature Of Civil War 150 Years Ago

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a look at what the North and South were trying to achieve on the battlefield that day and how Antietam ended up changing the nature of the Civil War.
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Tensions Run High Between Israel And U.S. Over Iran

Relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama have been strained over Israel's call for a "red line" regarding Iran, beyond which military action directed at Iran's nuclear facilities would become inevitable.
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Chicago Teachers Union Still Stuck On A Contract

The Chicago teachers strike entered its second week on Monday. The union says it's looking over a proposed deal. City officials also tried to get a court order to stop the strike.
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Shell Gives Up Drilling For Arctic Oil This Year

Shell has announced it's giving up on its hope of drilling for oil in the Arctic this year because of problems with its oil containment barge. It's the latest in a series of setbacks to Shell's multibillion dollar gamble to make drilling in the Arctic profitable and environmentally safe. It's still hoping to try again next year.
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Medicaid Helps Washington, D.C., Clinic Care For Ex-Prisoners

After they are released, former prisoners often don't have jobs or health insurance. The federal health law's Medicaid expansion could change that soon, though. Some states and the District of Columbia are getting a head start.
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Shriveled Mich. Apple Harvest Means Fewer Jobs, Tough Year Ahead

After a mild winter and a late-April freeze, Michigan's apple harvest was decimated. Less fruit means fewer picking jobs. It also means little to no income from apples in storage that growers rely on to get them through to next year's harvest.

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